Karl Allmendinger

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Karl Allmendinger
Karl Allmendinger.jpg
Born 3 February 1891
Abtsgmünd
Died 2 October 1965
Ellwangen
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1910-1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 5. leichte Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Karl Allmendinger (3 February 1891 – 2 October 1965) was a German general of Infantry, serving during World War I and World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Allmendinger was the son of Karl Allmendinger (1863 – 1946), alias "Felix Nabor" a teacher, poet and writer.

In the Army's reserve since 1944, he was arrested by U.S. forces in 1945 but released in 1946.

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References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 4.
  2. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 190.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 115, 483.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 63.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Schaulen, Fritjof (2003). Eichenlaubträger 1940 – 1945 Zeitgeschichte in Farbe I Abraham – Huppertz [Oak Leaves Bearers 1940 – 1945 Contemporary History in Color I Abraham – Huppertz] (in German). Selent, Germany: Pour le Mérite. ISBN 978-3-932381-20-1. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
General Wilhelm Fahrmbacher
Commander of 5. Infanterie-Division
25 October 1940 – June 1942
Succeeded by
Oberst Walter Jost
Preceded by
Oberst Walter Jost
Commander of 5. Jäger-Division
July 1942 – 4 January 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Helmut Thumm
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Wilhelm Wetzel
Commander of V. Armeekorps
1 July 1943 - 1 May 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hermann Böhme
Preceded by
Generaloberst Erwin Jaenecke
Commander of 17. Armee
1 May 1944 – 25 July 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Schulz